Take Action! California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot

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State legislation to support affordable, healthy food and California agriculture is moving forward, but needs your support to clear the next hurdle! The Assembly Budget Committee will be taking action on the California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot Project on May 24th and the Senate Budget Committee will do so shortly thereafter.

This is a critical time to tell state leaders to prioritize statewide solutions that make healthy food more affordable to improve the health and wellbeing of low-income Californians.

Here's how you can help:

Write! Add your logo to our support letter! If you haven't added your logo to the support letter, please do so here.

After you've added your logo, send an email to to Senator Holly Mitchell and Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees, respectively.

Sample Email:

Send to: Luan.Huynh@sen.ca.gov, Theresa.Pena@sen.ca.gov, Nicole.Vazquez@asm.ca.gov, christian.griffith@asm.ca.gov

Subject: SUPPORT- CA Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot

Dear State Budget Leaders: [I am/Name of your organization is] writing to support funding the California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot Project in the state budget. This will enable the CalFresh EBT system to integrate supplemental nutrition benefits that support California-grown produce purchases. Initiatives that provide financial incentives to CalFresh/SNAP recipients show that when low-income families have more money for fruits and vegetables, they buy and eat more fruits and vegetables! For these programs to be more effective and accessible, California needs a state CalFresh system that is efficient and accessible at local grocers and markets.

Tweet! Share your thoughts with State Budget Leaders.

  • Support the CA Fruit & Veg EBT Pilot project to #DoubleFresh4CalFresh! Make healthy food affordable and support CA Ag! @HollyJMitchell @PhilTing @CAFoodPolicy https://bit.ly/2IhCCx1

  • >4 million people rely on #CalFresh and still struggle to afford fruits & veggies. @HollyJMitchell @PhilTing plz support the CA Fruit & Veg EBT Pilot project! @CAFoodPolicy #DoubleFresh4CalFresh https://bit.ly/2IhCCx1

Learn More! Find factsheets, FAQ's, and more on our California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot project budget request page.

Have questions? Please contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101 or tracey@cfpa.net